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Rick Barker interviewed by Rob Willis in the Child migrants oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2366703
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Barker, Rick, 1934-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2001 
4 digital audio tapes (235 min.) 
Series

Child migrants oral history project.

Summary

Barker, orphan and British child migrant, speaks of his being sent to the orphanage at Nazareth House, his early years and education, involvement with the Church, the discipline within the Home, how he was sent to Australia in 1947, and cared for by the Christian Bros. organisation at Bindoon, W.A., his description of the working and living conditions and the discipline demanded whilst building the premises at Bindoon, his escape and consequent life on the street and in the Army, his search for his mother, other aspects of his varied life.

Notes

Recorded with Olya Willis.

Recorded on Jan. 5, 2001 at Watanobbi, N.S.W.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available (7 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 105 leaves) 
Subjects Keaney, Paul Francis, 1888-1954.  |  Barker, Rick, 1934- -- Interviews.  |  Congregation of Christian Brothers -- Australia.  |  Boys Town (Bindoon, W.A.)  |  Keaney College (W.A.)  |  Christian Brothers Agricultural School (Tardun, W.A.)  |  Orphans -- Care -- Great Britain .  |  Immigrant children, British -- Institutional care -- Australia.  |  Immigrant children, British -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Orphanages -- Western Australia -- Bindoon.  |  Child sexual abuse -- Western Australia -- Bindoon.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Willis, Olya, Interviewer

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